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Lot No. 371 - 1991 Aston Martin Virage - 1,010 miles from new

Not sold

The Generation GT Collection, five Astons from across the decades
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You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between the 16th and 30th July. Please contact Arwel Richards on 07434 960868 or arwel@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. 

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  • Bought new in 1991 by a prominent and titled businessman who covered just 993 miles in it
  • Supplied in Suffolk Red with piped red magnolia hide and automatic gearbox
  • Sold via Silverstone Auctions in 2015 to its second only owner, our vendor, residing in his collection
  • Part of the Generation GT Collection the car has now covered some 1,010 miles (atoc)
  • Last MOT'd in 2016 the car was attended to by marque specialist Christian Lewis in 2018 at a cost of £2,456
  • The Virage with its brutish good looks, luxurious interior and 5.3-L V8 engine is coming of age

The Virage was the first all-new Aston Martin for nearly twenty years. The factory had produced the limited-edition Zagato and the V8 had been updated, but the Virage was the first new production car and the first to be produced under Ford's ownership. One major item carried over from previous models was the 5340cc V8 engine, but it had been much reworked for the Virage, enabling it to meet ever more stringent emission regulations. The production Virage debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1991, a prototype having been displayed at Birmingham's NEC the previous October. This immaculate UK-supplied Aston Martin Virage has covered a mere 1,010 miles and boasts only two private registered keepers from new. Purchased new by a prominent and titled businessman from the North-East of England, this example formed part of an exclusive private collection until 2014 whereupon it was purchased by our vendor from us in 2015. The car is part of the Generation GT Collection, a small collection of Aston Martin 'Grand Tourers' that our vendor has carefully curated over the past decade.

Finished in Suffolk Red with Magnolia hide, it is described by our vendor as "in stunningly original condition." The paintwork is flawless and the interior presents as one would expect for such a low-mileage Aston Martin. The automatic transmission selects gears with ease and the driving experience is extremely smooth and refined. Supplied with its original service and maintenance booklets, tool kit and first aid box this car represents a genuine collector's item that has been preserved with care and is in a condition of unrepeatable quality. We welcome any inspection of this vehicle and prospective buyers should contact the office for appraisal options. This modern-classic is the finest example Silverstone Auctions have ever seen and should appeal to any collector of emerging classic cars from the 1990s.

 

Please note: The MOT history check website shows a discrepancy in mileage and as such bidders are reminded to satisfy themselves before bidding.

Year of manufacture:
1991
Make:
Aston Martin
Chassis number:
SCFCAM1S3MBR50219
# of cylinders:
8
Transmission:
Automatic
Engine capacity:
5340
Body colour:
Suffolk Red
MOT Expiry:
Wednesday 01 June 2016
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
H133 HKN
Model:
Virage
Engine number:
89/50219/A
Interior colour:
Cream
Odometer Reading:
1010
miles
Warranted Mileage:
Warranted

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